Interest in the geographical distribution of cancer has increased greatly in the last few years, particularly since the publication of our first volume (International Union against Cancer, 1966). Incidence figures have been reported from new areas, and steps have been taken to obtain figures for others, where there is reason to believe that interesting contrasts might be revealed — for example, in Recife, Brazil; Fiji; the Mazandaran province of Iran; and Southern India. Other less complete data have been reported from parts of the world for which it is difficult to obtain accurate incidence figures and it is now becoming possible to piece together a cancer map in which completely blank spaces are relatively few.


Geographical Distribution Cancer Incidence Histological Type International Agreement Mortality Statistic 
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© International Union Against Cancer 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Doll
    • 1
  • Calum S. Muir
    • 2
  • John A. H. Waterhouse
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of the Regius Professor of Medicine, Radcliffe InfirmaryUniversity of OxfordOxfordEngland
  2. 2.International Agency for Research on Cancer69 Lyon 6èmeFrance
  3. 3.Birmingham Regional Cancer RegistryQueen Elizabeth HospitalEdgbaston, Birmingham 15England

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